Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

History of Srinagar

Srinagar being the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of Jhelum River. The city of Srinagar is one of India’s popular tourist attractions because of its historic gardens, beautiful houseboats, meandering river and pleasant climate. Srinagar is packed with enthralling valleys and surrounded by lush green hills.

The city of Srinagar was founded almost 2000 years ago, by King Pravarasena II. After the emergence of Mauryan Empire, they took over Kashmir and the then Mauryan emperor, Ashoka introduced Buddhism in Srinagar. After the rule of Mauryas, Srinagar was under the influence of many other territories, religions and political backgrounds.

People and Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a blend of many religion and culture. Though Islam is the most prevalent religion in Srinagar, Hinduism and Buddhism are also widespread in the city. Kashmiri language is widely spoken and the Kashmiri Pandits speak in Hindi.

Ramzan, Eid, Kheer Bhawani Festival, Navroz and many other festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show. Tulip Festival is also the main festival that is celebrated here.

Things to Do in Srinagar

There are many places to see in Srinagar and hence the city has lots of tourists all year round. Dal Lake, popularly called ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’ is one of the popular sightseeing in Srinagar. The placid Dal Lake is famous for its houseboats and it acts like a mirror to the misty snow capped Peak of Pir Panjal Mountains. Mughal Gardens is one of the must visit Srinagar attractions. The garden has fountains, flower beds and terraced lawns which make it all the more pretty.

From the list of places to visit in Srinagar, Amarnath Cave is one of the prime attractions. Said to be 5000 years old, the cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the religious places for the Hindus. Other Srinagar places to visit are Yousmarg, Shankaracharya Temple and Nishat Bagh. The list never really ends when it comes to Srinagar tourist places.

Food and Shopping  in Srinagar

Besides Srinagar sightseeing, there are other things to do in Srinagar. When it comes to food, Sheermal and Baqerkhani are must haves. These breads are served in almost all bakeries around Srinagar. You must also not leave the city without having tasted the traditional meal of Srinagar called Wazawan.

For all those who are into shopping, Srinagar has lots in store for you. Pashmina shawls, handmade carpets, papier mache products, antiques, saffron are some of the must buys from the city. Many of the shops in the main city of Srinagar sell these items.

Accommodation  in Srinagar

For transport options and how to reach Srinagar, travellers have lots of alternatives! One can choose to travel to Srinagar by train, by flight, by bus or by train depending on your budget and preferences. There is no scarcity of accommodation in Srinagar as well. One can opt to stay in the famous houseboats or accommodate in hotels, guesthouses or resorts. There are a number of hotels in Srinagar that are in close vicinity of famous places in Srinagar. Plan Srinagar tour early this season and book a place of accommodation well in advance.



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Rekha Aggarwal

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  • Rekha Aggarwal
  • 1 Review
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"Jannat" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Srinagar world k best tourist places me no. 1 h .. Srinagar jannat h .. Yaha jitna sukun vatavaran kahi NHI .. Hume naaz h k Humare pass bi jannat h .. I love this destination .. Mujhe jb bi ghumne ka mauka milega to me kudrat ki is jannat me hi Jana chaunga .. Yaha ki ****, Yaha k pahar, behti Nadia, man ko moh leti h .. Zindagi ko jeena chahte ho to Srinagar jao .. Bheed- bhad wali Zindagi SE kuch din't peecha chudakar Chen ki saas leni ho to Srinagar Jana chaiye
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Suman Kashyap

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  • Suman Kashyap
  • Lives in Srinagar
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"A must experience" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Rightly they call KASHMIR as heaven on Earth and true the phrase seems to be now. Srinagar being capital of Kashmir lies in the heart of the valley. It has many beautiful gardens worth visiting and tourist places. There are lakes passing through Srinagar- Dal, Nigeen, Jhelum.

We began from TOURIST RECEPTION CENTRE situated near Lalo Chowk where you can get easily some vehicle or tourist guide if you want.

The SHANKARACHARYA temple on the mountain is the shiva temple located on the boulevard road near the Dal Gate. The view from the top is so mesmerizing and is something one must experience in their lifetime.

Then along the same road comes three garden on the slope-

BOTANICAL GARDEN with full greenary and covering a large area. When you cover some more distance on the sloping side from this garden you reach CHASHME-SHAHI which is another tourist attraction with natural water fountains. There is SHALIMAR BAGH ahead on the same slope.

There is a tulip garden, another pleasing sight but it is opened for tourists for only few months of year from April- June depending on weather conditions.

There are many other gardens to be visited which are magically beautiful as NISHAT GARDEN and MUGHAL GARDEN.

Don't forget to go for ride drive in Dal lake or in Nigeen lake. There is a whole city established in the Dal lake with all living within the houseboats. You will find Meena bazar with various Kashmir special products there itself.

You can go for Heritable Dargah situated near Kashmir University with Dal lake at its front. It fills you with great peace and internal satisfaction.

In case you want to go for good vegetarian food you can go to Krishna Dhaba at Dal lake or there are many good restaurants at Lalo Chowk you may try them.

I would suggest everyone to atleast plan once a trip to this beautiful place.
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Master Showkat

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  • Master Showkat
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"Royal pearl hotel is one of the best hotel in srin" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Royal pearl hotel is one of the best hotel in Srinagar. There are available much more facalities than other hotels. There are transport, parking, WiFi internet and much more facalities, offers also available hear in toursit seasons. It is well known in india.
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Rohith Sivashankar

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  • Rohith Sivashankar
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  •  5 helpful votes
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"The crown jewel of India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu kashmir and is known for its prestene natural beauty. One can reach Srinagar via flight or by buses from Jammu. The centrepiece attraction of this beautiful place is the famous Dal lake which has many house boats which provides good and expensive axcomodation. There are also 3 Maugham gardens which has a large variety of flowers and trees. There is also a tulip garden but its not open all around the year. Hiking enthusiasts may climb up the hill overseeing the city to visit the sankaracharya temple which provides a spectacular view of he city below. All ranges of accommodations are available here and there is a state owned handicraft shop where one can get rational kashmiri handicrafts and dresses. A shikhara ride through the Dal lake is a must do activity while a visit to the jama masjid is also highly recommended.
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Shweta Shrishail

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  • Shweta Shrishail
  • Lives in Bagalkot
  • 5 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1911 readers

"Kashmir!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Picturesque scenes, solitude and breathtaking beauty best explains Srinagar.
Purchase of kesar, night stay at house boat, shopping in lake are a must. Do experiment with the costume for a memory to take home. Kashmiri non veg cuisine is to die for. You will stick out your camera entire drive from airport to the hotel. Everything is worth a portrait
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Payalgangwal

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"Memorable trip."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
We had plan for kashmir in the month of nov. In 2015 and reached Srinagar the very beautiful town of kashmir Vally ... The town has a simplicity and beauty of nature ... Along with the very well known tourist attractions like Dal lake, Maugham gardens, pari mahal, Gulmarg and so on .. We had an stay in Srinagar for 3 days including Gulmarg and Pahalgam very beautiful tourist places of kashmir. We also booked taxi was the convenient option to visit all sight seen. Overall it was an awesome trip ...
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Bhushan madan

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  • Bhushan madan
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"Heavenly Srinagar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2016
Holdiay stay in Kashmir is like living in paradise. We have been there thrice in our life and all the times enjoyed better than before. Two of our photographs taken in 1981 and 2016 in Pahalgaon were selected by The Times of India and we got first prize. We wish to go there time and again but the Political disturbances demotivate us.
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Lateef Goona

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  • Lateef Goona
  • Lives in Srinagar
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"View of the heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 17, 2016
Kashmir is viewing of heaven so everyone in world most visit Kashmir to admire the entire Kashmir valley and the entrance gate of heaven is Dal lake with magnificent view and majestic mountains reflection on Dal lake. And famous heritage Kashmir house boats with the entire arts and crafts of Kashmir famous Dal lake with the floating gardens and water lily in different colors and beautiful Mogul gardens on bank Dal lake with famous Royal spring golf course and department of Tourism has always maintained and provide facility for tourism and give guide lines and information and hospitality in every manners and tourism industry have give excellent host and facilities and welcoming tourist with honer with dignity which love Kashmiri humanity
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Lateef Goona

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  • Lateef Goona
  • Lives in Srinagar
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"Unbelievable destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2016
Kashmir is an unbelievable destination and Srinagar is most definitely a memorable destination in Kashmir valley and famous Dal lake which is covered by majestic mountains and mosques and Shriners during night life of heritage houseboats with lightning's quietness. Reflection of mountains famous Mughal gardens on bank of boulevard and has excellent view of entire Dal lake from primal and enjoy the boat ride during the evening with romantic and Peacefully. Famous shopping at Residency road Srinagar and enjoying the Kashmir delicious wazwan traditional Mogul food with love of Kashmiri.
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"Plan a trip somewhere else"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2016
I will never suggest any one to go Kashmir from security point of view. You will not feel safe there. It's better to go to other hill station rather than spending huge amount in Kashmir.

There are so many places in India where you can relax. Himachal and Uttarakhand are the safest place and beauty of hills are also there.

Do not plan with your family ever to visit that place.
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